Fall Discipleship Retreat (Sept. 28-30)

Here it is!  Our favorite weekend of the year – Fall Discipleship Retreat.  Sept 28-30, 2018!  And it’s coming up in just about 3 weeks.   You’ve been around BCM life for a few weeks now, made some new friends and now it’s time to get deep.  It’s gonna be an incredible weekend of rest, community and a challenge to dig deeper than ever before.  We really believe it will be life-changing.Fall Retreat 2018 (1).png

Important Links and Information:

Release Form             Pay $25 deposit                  Pay $35 balance           Full Payment ($60)

Carpool Help
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Friday:  Check in at cabin starts at 5pm – first session begins at 9pm.

Saturday:  We’ll have some sessions in the morning and at night.  You’ll have free time in the mountains(game time at the cabin, hiking, study time, nap time, whatever)

Sunday:  We’ll close it out and then you’ll have the opportunity to head back home or spend some more time in the mountains.

Meals $ Money:  Make sure to eat dinner on the way up.  We’ll take care of the rest (unless you want to eat lunch out on Saturday).  Bring extra money for any fun stuff you want to do during free time.  Or sleep.  Or study.

Carpools:  Students are responsible for carpooling to the event.  (Please make sure to help take care of gas money if you’re bumming a ride :).   Let someone know if you haven’t found a ride yet.

So.  Mark Your calendars and DO NOT miss this weekend.

Don’t forget to bring:  Bible, pen, journal, weather appropriate clothing, shoes, toiletries.

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 12.51.28 PMHere are the details:

Cost – $60 ($25 deposit due Sept 15)

All meals are covered except any travel meals and an optional lunch in Gatlinburg on Saturday.

Carpool rule is in effect.

Sign up sheet is at the BCM…or pay your deposit and we’ll get you on the list!

Welcome Week 2018 (August 27-31)

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It’s our favorite week of the year!  And BCM Welcome Week 2018 is gonna be a ton of fun. You’ll have great opportunities to meet new people, build community and get the semester started off on the right foot.  Feel free to show up at any (or all!) of our events…you’ll be sure to make friends fast.  It all starts on Monday, August 27th.


Monday (27th)Cookout and First Monday Night Bible Study at the BCM!! (across from Cleveland State).  6:00pm.  It’s a great way to meet up with friends and find out what BCM is all about.

Tuesday (28th) – It’s Late Night Game Night With Strangers!!!  Basically, show up to the BCM with some friends or show up by yourself.  And play jackbox (among other games) with strangers.  It’s a ton of fun…and a bunch of strangers will magically turn into friends throughout the evening.  We’ll be here all night.

Wednesday (29th) – Happy Hour and BCM Open House.  Grab a FREE refreshment and hang out for a bit.

Thursday (30th) – Club Day at Cleveland State Campus (11:30a – 1p)  Join us on the campus of Cleveland State for Club Day!  Come by our booth, grab some goodies and learn more about BCM.

Friday (31st) – Pool Party and Pig Roast @ Lowry Home (6-9p)  Relax after the first full week of classes.  We’ll carpool from the BCM at 5:45.  Free food, swimming, games, and a welcome week recap.

The BCM building is located at 1475 Norman Chapel Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.  If you need a ride to any event, text us at 423-645-4027 or email bcmcleveland@gmail.com

Beach Retreat Will Be Here Before You Know It.

The tradition continues!  BCM is heading back to Destin, Florida for a relaxing few days at the beach before the realities of the fall semester sink in.  And you’re gonna love this beach house.  It’s in the Hollywood Community of Frangista Beach, Destin.  We’ve got our own HUGE private pool, steps to the beach, and it’s just really nice all around.

We’ll be hanging out in the ocean, playing on the beach, watching movies and of course playing spike ball in the sand!  You don’t want to miss out on enjoying the company of your (new or old) BCM family.  And on Friday, we all help new Lee students move into the dorms….yep, that’s part of the deal…but it’s a ton of fun too.  And you’ll be able to show off your nice new tan.

Here’s the details:

When:  August 11-16, 2018

1Who:  Anyone interested in being a part of BCM life!  Seriously new or old, this is a great way to build life long relationships with some pretty great people.

Cost is only $200.00.  That covers your lodging and most of your meals.  You’ll be responsible for transportation (carpool rule in effect), travel meals and two nights out.  Here’s the payment schedule.  You can pay by check/cash at the BCM or click the links below to pay with a card via paypal.

ASAP- $50.00

June 15 – $75.00

July 15 – $75.00

FULL Payment – $200.00



Nicaragua Mission Trip 2018

Over the past 7 years, the Cleveland BCM has been sending students on mission to Granada, Nicaragua.  Nearly 60 students from Lee and CSCC have made the trip, many of them going more than once.  Working with missionaries Eric and Melissa Weber, the teams engage in village evangelism, church construction, feeding programs and other ministries.

This year, we are sending a team of 10 students to serve May 14-23.  Each student is responsible for raising their own support of nearly $1,100.  They are also working to raise money to cover 42 food boxes we use in our village evangelism efforts as well as purchasing supplies for church construction.

Would you consider helping these students as they seek to share the good news with families across Granada?

Your donations are tax deductible and will go directly to these programs in Nicaragua.

You can easily click one of the items below or the custom amount link to give even more 🙂

$20 purchases 1 food/supply box for a family in need.

$60 purchases 3 food/supply boxes for families in need.

$100 purchases 5 food/supply boxes for families in need

Custom Amount

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts to reach these incredible people that so many of us have come to love over the years.


BCM House Show with Ben Strawn and Preston Lovinggood – THIS Friday!

This Friday night (Feb 23) the BCM is hosting a house show featuring our friend Ben Strawn and Preston Lovinggood!  Ben has been a long-time friend of BCM and is a very talented artist.  And Preston is a long-time friend of Ben.  So we’re all basically related.

The House Show is totally FREE and we will be accepting donations for the BCM Nicaragua Mission Trip this May.


So.  Bring all your buddies.  It all starts at 7pm.

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Spring Mission Break!

Spring Mission Break is back! And it’s set for March 6-11, 2018.  This event is jam packed with opportunities for you.  We’ll spend the first few days in a super nice cabin building community, having fun and prepping for an incredible Disciple Now weekend.  On Friday, we head on over to Madisonville where we’ll meet our students from the Tribe at First Baptist. Then we’ll spend the weekend teaching, leading in worship, organizing and administrating games and other activities…and much much more.

Areas in which you can serve

  • In-Home Small Group Bible Study Leader
  • Worship Team
  • Set Up/Clean Up/Prep Team
  • Tech Team
  • Game Masters for Sat afternoon Tribal Wars!!
  • And probably more….

Space is very limited on this trip so please let Steven know asap if you want to be a part.

Here are some important links for you:

$25 deposit              $25 balance            Release Form

Amazing View Cabin

Other Important Details

  • Students are responsible for transportation.  Feel free to carpool.
  • Cabin will be open by 5pm on Tuesday evening.
  • Linens are provided at cabin, but you may need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding for the DNow portion.
  • Bring play clothes for the weekend.  Prepare for whatever the weather is looking like.  There is a hot tub at the cabin if that’s your thing.
  • We will have some free time at the cabin.  Bring some extra money for a meal or two out or to do something fun in Pigeon Forge…Just don’t ask Steven to ride the big wheel thingy.  We may do Breakout again too!!


Late Night Pancakes!!

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It’s one of our favorite nights of the semester.  Late Night Pancakes!  Since Lee University has Convocation next week, we mix our Monday Night Bible Study up a bit.  So here’s the simple steps you need to take this Monday:


  1.  Attend Convocation with your friends at Lee.
  2.  Load up all your buddies and drive to the BCM after Convocation.
  3.  Upon arriving, eat as many pancakes as you can, play games, and have fun.
  4.  Leave when you’ve had enough.

It really is that simple.  And it’s FREE.  So.  See you Monday night!